Service Employees International Union http://ripr.org en Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages http://ripr.org/post/fast-food-workers-protest-higher-wages <p>Demonstrators and workers gathered to protest the minimum wage fast food chain Wendy’ s Thursday afternoon in Warwick.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of people gathered in the light rain in front of Wendy’s on Warwick Ave demanding an increase in lowest level pay from seven dollars seventy-five cents to fifteen dollars an hour.</p><p>The protest was one of one-hundred strikes going on in different cities throughout the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Protestor Bounche Dorbor of Central Falls has been working at Wendy’s for the last five years making seven dollars seventy-five cents an hour.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:43:43 +0000 John Bender 25813 at http://ripr.org Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize http://ripr.org/post/home-based-ri-child-care-workers-overwhelmingly-approve-unionize <p>State-subsidized, home-based child care providers have voted overwhelmingly to join a union.</p><p>The crowd cheered at the state Labor Relations Board when the results of the child care vote were announced. 390 voted to join the Service Employees International Union. 19 voted against it.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:05:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 24084 at http://ripr.org Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize